verb (used without object), sal·i·vat·ed, sal·i·vat·ing.
verb (used with object), sal·i·vat·ed, sal·i·vat·ing.
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Origin of salivate
OTHER WORDS FROM salivateun·sal·i·vat·ed, adjectiveun·sal·i·vat·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for salivate
In the weeks leading up to this strange, limited-capacity season of college football, oddsmakers salivated over the prospect of something akin to a control study for home-field advantage.Home Teams Aren’t Winning As Much In College Football This Season. The Big Ten Should Fit Right In.|Josh Planos|October 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
But Bush administration neocons, salivating over regime change in Iran, spurned this extraordinary deal.Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick On How Obama Should Handle the Crisis In Syria|Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The mysterious trailer for the sci-fi adventure (which opens on June 8) already has the Internet salivating.'Prometheus' Interview: Charlize Theron’s Alien Fantasy|Ramin Setoodeh|April 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Saudis were salivating for North American birds, and Mr. Galbraith's Pigeon King enterprise would satisfy the hunger.
Haldeman: “Colson was salivating with glee at what they might be able to do with it.”
But it was largely the two salivating behemoths, Visa and MasterCard, which masterminded this.
Huxham appears to have adopted the whole Sydenhamian practice of blooding, blistering, purging, and salivating.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
Bindle had christened him Spit-and-Speak owing to Gugger's habit of salivating his words.Adventures of Bindle|Herbert George Jenkins